Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

Oct
3
Thu
Hope in the Light of Day: A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration @ Downtown RiverMarket
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration.  This year’s theme, “Hope in the Light of Day”, highlights the Coordinated Community Response efforts of the Ouachita Parish SAFE Task Force as it strives to promote victim safety and batterer accountability.  Open to the public. Domestic violence literature is available including DV Fact Sheets, brochures, and DV Handbooks.

Candlelight Vigil – Union Parish @ Claiborne Electric Meeting Room
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Union Parish
October 3rd- 6:30pm
Claiborne Electric Meeting Room
301 Franklin Street
Farmerville, LA 71241

Oct
8
Tue
Candlelight Vigil – Jackson Parish @ Jonesboro Town Hall
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jackson Parish
October 8th- 6:00pm
Jonesboro Town Hall
128 Allen Avenue
Jonesboro, LA 71251

 

Oct
10
Thu
Intimate Partner Violence: Risk, Danger, Military Personnel, and Veterans @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the current use of risk assessment tools in the criminal justice and advocacy response to intimate partner violence (IPV) cases. There will also be a specific discussion about IPV cases involving military personnel and veteran perpetrators. How often do you hear people say there is a higher rate of IPV and a higher incidence of lethal IPV among the military and veteran populations? Is this true? Are military and veteran-related cases of IPV more dangerous? Is there a relationship between military and/or combat experience and the level of risk and danger? Are there different risk factors for lethality and re-offense when a perpetrator has served in the military and had combat experience? Do advocates and other providers need to use different models and risk and danger assessment tools/instruments when working with the military and veteran populations?

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=350

Oct
11
Fri
Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases @ Tulane University School of Law
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Specialized experts in the identification, investigation, and documenta­tion of strangulation in intimate partner violence cases will cover the following:

  Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases

Resources and handouts from the Training Institute

Understanding the lethality of strangulation

Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases

Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving vic­tims

Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation case for prosecution

NO COST TO ATTEND!

 

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

 

CLE & CEU Credit approval is pending!

 

Oct
15
Tue
Building Blocks of Success: How to Talk to Teens and Work with Survivors @ Break the Cycle Webinar
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the third of a three-part webinar series will share tips and best practices on how to talk about the issue, how to engage schools and communities and how to talk to teens and work with survivors.

To register: https://breakthecycle.ilinc.com/register/szwsjjw

For more information on this series: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/BTC_Building-to-success-webinar-series_Aug-Sep-Oct-2013.pdf

Power of Organizational Practices: Innovations to Keep Kids Safer @ PreventConnect Web Conference
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Part of PreventConnect’s 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series, Power of Organizational Practices: Innovations to Keep Kids Safer, will be a web-based conference discussing organizational practices to prevent child sexual abuse. Registration will open three weeks in advance at http://www.preventconnect.org/category/end-child-sexual-abuse/

Trends in Clinical Teaching: Collaborations and Case Types @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jeana Lungwitz, director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, will be joined by social worker, Terry Secrest, and former Domestic Violence Clinic student, Marsha Perez, in discussing the collaboration between law students and social work students in assisting survivors of domestic violence in the wide array of cases accepted by the Clinic.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=347

Oct
16
Wed
Candlelight Vigil – Bienville Parish @ Arcadia City Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bienville Parish
October 16th- 6:00pm
Arcadia City Hall
1819 Railroad Avenue
Arcadia, LA 71001

Oct
22
Tue
Risk Assessment Skills for Advocates @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Advocates understand the importance of risk assessment though some many struggle with how to conduct assessments in a trauma informed way. A four-stage process for conducting risk assessments with victims will be presented. This framework provides a method for assessment that balances information gathering and relationship building with consideration for the victim’s history of violence. Advocates will learn concrete strategies for responding to victims at high risk of a lethal or near lethal assault.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=348